Can a Dying Church Find Life?

Episode #006
May 24, 2013
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Podcast Episode #006

In last week’s podcast episode on An Autopsy of a Deceased Church, we examined what had led to the death of a church I had previously consulted. But the story doesn’t end there. Today we look at six steps to turning around a church that is either dying or not growing. Once again, three themes emerged:

  1. Leadership
  2. Humility/Selflessness
  3. Returning the Focus to God and the Community

Listener questions this week:

From Shawn – How do you lead congragents that have not been exposed to the leadership qualities that you have recommended? I know that it does not happen overnight; however, we are talking about a rethinking on everyone’s part.

From Michael – How do you lead a church to become healthy when they have been unhealthy for so many years.

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